Fishing Manager: Jakob Smith
Jakob Smith has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a fly rod. His angling days began in the rivers of his home state of Washington with his parents at his side and he still remembers the first steelhead he ever caught: it was on the legendary Skagit while fishing with his dad. By the age of 10, Jakob was tying his own Spey-style flies for salmon and steelhead. It made sense at the time as Jakob actually learned to fish on a two-handed rod before mastering the single-handed technique. During his college years in Idaho, he spent every non-classroom moment on the rivers of The Gem State, and even guided fly-fishing trips in Wyoming over a period of four summers. Upland hunting is his other passion, and he and his dog, Rhubarb, enjoy chasing quail around the vast Arizona deserts. But sharing his enthusiasm for the outdoors he loves is most definitely his primary passion, and one that’s clearly evident when you meet him. Engaging, knowledgeable, and outgoing, Jakob looks forward to helping you as you embark or continue along your personal fly-fishing journey.